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Returns to South Sudan top 300,000, reports UN refugee agency
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Monday, 09 February 2009
Returns to South Sudan top 300,000, reports UN refugee agency
The number of Sudanese refugees returning from exile since the end of the country's civil war topped 300,000 last weekend, marking a milestone in a repatriation operation aimed at assisting nearly 500,000 people uprooted by the conflict, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.Read Full Article ...
 
Achieving universal access to services top priority for new UNAIDS chief
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Monday, 09 February 2009
Achieving universal access to services top priority for new UNAIDS chief
The new head of the United Nations agency charged with coordinating the fight against HIV/AIDS said today that the achievement of universal access to preventio...
 
Ban calls on US, China, India and Europe to lead way on climate change
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Monday, 09 February 2009
Ban calls on US, China, India and Europe to lead way on climate change
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today delivered a wide-ranging report on his recent tour of the world's crisis points, calling on the United States, China, India...
 
Sri Lanka: UN agency voices ‘outrage' at civilian deaths in conflict with rebels
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Monday, 09 February 2009
Sri Lanka: UN agency voices ‘outrage' at civilian deaths in conflict with rebels
The United Nations refugee agency expressed "outrage" today at the senseless killing of hundreds of civilians caught up in fighting between Sri Lankan forces a...
 
UN extends help to newly displaced in north-west Pakistan
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Monday, 09 February 2009
UN extends help to newly displaced in north-west Pakistan
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is expanding its relief operation to assist those fleeing fighting - which the world body estimates c...
 
Thousands of Congolese flee latest attack by Ugandan rebel group, UN says
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Monday, 09 February 2009
Thousands of Congolese flee latest attack by Ugandan rebel group, UN says
Thousands have fled to Southern Sudan after a notorious Ugandan rebel group rampaged through a town in the northeast region of the Democratic Republic of the C...
 
Children in Gaza left without textbooks as paper ban continues -UN
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Monday, 09 February 2009
Children in Gaza left without textbooks as paper ban continues -UN
The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees has distributed notebooks to 11 schools in Gaza over the past week, but has halted further...
 
UN kicks off campaign to demobilize Sudanese ex-combatants
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Monday, 09 February 2009
UN kicks off campaign to demobilize Sudanese ex-combatants
More than a dozen soldiers, who fought in the long-running Sudanese civil war, today handed over their weapons at the start of a United Nations-backed demobili...
 
Child abuse, rape, armed recruitment rampant in Central African Republic, UN reports
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Monday, 09 February 2009
Child abuse, rape, armed recruitment rampant in Central African Republic, UN reports
Grave violations against children are being perpetrated by all parties to the various conflicts in the Central African Republic (CAR), including rape and armed...
 
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